Although Justin Trudeau is doing more to fight climate change than any other Prime Minister in Canadian history, a lot of Canadians think he could be doing more.
And while that's true, he's not perfect and we should all be doing more.
Far too many are unaware of how much the Trudeau government is already doing.
Thanks to the toxic Trudeau haters who try to make it all about a pipeline...
Like a certain old loser whose hatred for Trudeau clouds his judgement, and like so many like him sometimes spirals out of control.
Even though the question of how Canada is doing is, as I have pointed out many times, far more complicated.
Mark Jaccard, a professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University who has contributed to assessments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that Canada’s record on climate change is more complex and productive than most people realize.
“It seems to me people get so focussed on the Trans Mountain pipeline as a symbol that the federal government has failed on climate policy, without paying attention to the actual policies and comparing them to the rest of the world,” he told The Tyee. “When you do that, we’re among the leaders.”
The carbon tax that the Cons are always attacking is both ambitious...
Earlier this spring, Canada officially enacted a national price on carbon emissions, which the New York Times refers to as “one of the most ambitious carbon pricing programs in the world.”
From an Australian point of view, the decision to enact a nation-wide minimum carbon price that the Canadian government took looked very courageous,” Jotzo said, “recognizing the fact that some of Canada’s provinces are very fossil fuel intensive.”
Considering the sinister forces Trudeau government is forced to fight.
Earlier this month, the Globe and Mail revealed that Scheer had a secret meeting with Calgary oil executives about how to dismantle Trudeau’s environmental policies. Meanwhile, anti-carbon price groups like the Canadian Taxpayers Federation have studied Australia’s repeal campaign.
And it's too bad so many Canadians have no idea how many other things the government is doing to fight climate change here...
Putting a price on pollution is the most affordable and effective way to cut pollution, and it's part of any credible climate plan. We're also phasing out coal, protecting our oceans, making investments in clean technology and public transportation, and much more. pic.twitter.com/vHdHAmC0yK— Catherine McKenna 🇨🇦 (@cathmckenna) May 13, 2019
And all over the world.
Unbeknownst to most Canadians, the federal Liberals are also leading a global effort to transition the world off of the dirtiest and most damaging of fossil fuels: coal.
So yes, let's strive to do better, pressure the government to do more.
But let's not be too hard on ourselves, that's so old Canadian and so pathetic.
Let's encourage Canadians rather than discourage them.
And above all let's never forget that in the end the choice of who will be prime minister will come down to this one:
The choice between a real Canadian leader who is at least taking us in the right direction.
Or a Con clown who would torch the planet to please his Big Oil masters in America.
So choose carefully for this is the Apocalypse Election.
And we may never get another chance to save our country and our world...